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>> welcome back, everybody. an important medical item to pass along. the fda issued a warning abut a very popular antibiotic. a lot of folks have taken it, i have too, the z-pack. >> concern that people that have heart conditions could suffer sudden death. abc's chief medical editor dr. besser tells us more about the medicine and who and when they should be concerned. >> reporter: prescribed 60 million times a year to treat ear, nose, throat, chest, so popular people ask for it by name. do you ever have a patient come in with a cold or flu who say doc, give me the z-pack. >> all the time. >> reporter: the warning from the fda for some patients, the z-pack or azithromycin can cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart which can be fatal. it applies to people with arrhythmias and people with low blood levels, potassium and magnesium. the risk of sudden death is 1 in
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4,000. pfizer tells abc news they're updating the labels with the fda warning listing conditions. many patients may not know they have those conditions. and all too often people ask for z-pak when they start to feel sick. have you ever asked for z-pak? >> yes. >> reporter: what is its reputation? >> knocks it out that fast. >> reporter: z-pak is safe for most people. to reduce your risk know your family's heart history and your own. best advice don't request antibiotics. they only work for some infections. >> we want to be the heroes and make people happy and make people feel better, so we wish it was the answer. it really isn't. >> reporter: antibiotics won't make you feel better if you have a cold or the flu. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> a lot of good advice. another reality show, believe it or not, sparks major controversy. >> this one involves preachers trying to keep their teenage
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♪ the only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacherman ♪ >> uh. classic. love that song. all right. thank you, dusty. all right, the preacher's daughters is a controversial new reality show that aired last night featuring the daughters of men of the cloth. >> uh-huh. the show focuses on the lives of these young women and the challenges of coming into adulthood. but it really has one group calling for a boycott. neal karlinsky sat down with the
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stars of the show. >> reporter: if you think following the humdrum life of church going families wouldn't hit the mark for reality show, your faith in television is about to be tested. preachers' daughters, lifetime, new and jarringly lustful look at three teenage girls and pastor parents' struggles to rein them in. >> i want to start dating. >> reporter: from a mom's sermon to her daughter and friends. >> i want to define what i mean by having sex. >> reporter: to a preacher's daughter who thinks a career in porn might be a good idea. >> god, please, don't ever let my daughter become a porn star. >> reporter: the show is already getting high marks from some critics. others believe it walks a tightrope between poor taste and religious righteousness. we met one of the show's stars, her father is a pastor and she is a teenage mom. trying to get her life back on track. you had a drunk driving
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violation, found out you were pregnant, lost your license for a year in one weekend. you were how old? >> 17. hanging out with the wrong people. doing drugs, drinking. >> reporter: now one million moms is calling for a boycott saying in a statement to publicize some one's struggles for a buck and belittle pastor's daughters in the process is despicable. lifetime isn't commenting. >> networks never go into a show hoping that people protest against it. but they certainly don't mind if it helps them with their marketing effort. >> reporter: and in reality tv, the only sin is not being talked about. neal karlinsky, abc news, oceana, california. >> very nice last line, mr. karlinsky. >> here is the deal the people signed up for this. i understand protesters and why they're upset. preachers and daughters signed up to be in this reality tv show. and they, that's what they're asking for. >> preaching it. >> let me tell you something. i don't want you to go out there and get in no trouble.
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>> welcome back, everybody. this, i love, because we are getting toward the time of year. college kids heading off for spring break. right of passage. few you had a few spring breaks in your day. i had mine. the 15 trashiest spring break destinations here. >> see if mine made the list. >> new orleans. came in 14. tampa, 11. key west, 9. panama city 8. miami 7. orlando, myrtle beach. is 4. daytona beach, 3. south padre island, texas, 2. and las vegas came in number one. asking what criteria is, here it goes. based on the number of hooters, tattoo parlors, liquor stores, strip clubs and percentage of
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bars that had liberal closing times and laissez faire open bottle. vegas is my mecca, i do love that town, new orleans. i'm good with this list. >> the list. one that caught me off-guard, second one, south padre island. that one hadn't heard of it. >> off the beaten path. they get their freak on i heard of that place. where did you go, which one? >> myrtle beach. >> did you have a good time? >> what happens in myrtle beach is still in myrtle beach. >> spring break, good college times. all the baby oil and valtrex. joking, joking, kids, have fun. >> have safe fun. >> safe. safety first. here is kind of switching gears here, talking about something that everybody talks about but nobody really talks about. how long does it take a woman to reveal her true self to man she is dating.
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talking about makeup here. apparently 80% of women wait an entire month before they let their boyfriend see them without any makeup on. that is just the beginning of the study. 60% say they sleep with their makeup on. extreme lengths. a third of the women ask say they wake up secretly before the boyfriend wakes up when they wake up they look flawless in bed, like they just walk off a photo shoot. 70%, wait two months. 60%, three months. 30% say they never let their boyfriend see them without makeup. 68% say they feel naked without their makeup on. what? >> from a man's perspective, look. if you are naturally pretty, great. all men have experience where the person you maybe saw in the morning was not the same person that you saw in the club. you are like, oh, i went home with beyonce and like woke up
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this morning on "world news now" -- day two of the papal conclave is about to begin. >> all eyes are on vatican city waiting for the decision of the 115 men who will choose the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. it is wednesday, march 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm diana perez. >> and i'm rob nelson. day one of the conclave ended with a plume of black smoke. signaling to the world that the cardinals failed to elect a pope. >> it was only their first try. the cardinals are getting an early start today and the world will be watching. we will have the latest on the conclave in a moment. first a look at the other stories we are following this half-hour -- >> president obama's charm offensive continues with a reach across the aisle.
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he is about to meet with republicans to try to hammer out a deal on the budget. in an exclusive interview he revealed to abc news just how he plans to get that done. >> he really is charming. >> he is trying. >> his strut has changed in the second -- he is like, what, i am the man. >> he has a lot on his plate to get done. let's hope. >> his charm offensive. i like that. i like the fact that he is bringing it out. we knew he had it. and a little too stiff for me. the first time around. >> charm the easy part. governance the hard part. let's get something done, mr. president. >> let's not even get into that part. >> huge discovery for mars "rover." scientists say the planet could have supported life. we'll tell you what the "rover" found. coming up in "the skinny" -- could be a status change in lady gaga's relationship. what her best friend is saying about the singer's future romantic plans. >> huh?
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>> i would be nervous being gaga's husband. she seems like a wild child. >> rein her in. >> sure he is a secure dude. that could be tough. >> little tough. >> she comes home. all that, whatever, yeah. first, let's talk about the cardinals. after dinner and an evening of rest the cardinals returned to the sistine chapel for another attempt at electing the pope. there is a live look at vatican city for you. >> on the first ballot, no one got the needed 77 votes. abc's marci gonzalez is in vatican city where the drama began to unfold yesterday. >> reporter: the universal sign there is no new pope. black smoke pouring from the chimney of sistine chapel ending the first day of the conclave. ♪ a momentous day highlighted by a solemn procession, all 115 cardinal electors taking an oath vowing to faithfully follow the rules of the papal election and
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entering the sistine chapel. >> extra ominous. >> reporter: with those words meaning "everyone out." the doors locked. the cardinals left alone to pray and cast the first round of ballots in secrecy. while no pope was elected yet the first vote experts say is already having an impact. as the cardinals shared dinner at their isolated temporary home within the vatican walls. >> they're encouraged to discuss among themselves. they will have the vote getters from the very first vote and talk about now where do we go. >> reporter: narrowing the field as the world watches this chimney for the first sight of white smoke waiting for the next leader of the roman catholic church. >> we definitely want to experience it. there is nothing else we would rather do. we would rather be here experiencing history. >> well i come twice a day to see the smoke. i have the schedule. and you know, i will either go home ecstatic or i will just go home and hope for the best.
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>> reporter: the cardinals will return to the sistine chapel later today. from here on out there could be four rounds of voting each day until one man gets 2/3 of the votes and is named the new pope. rob and diana. >> vatican insiders say even the cardinals who have received the most attention in recent days may not have made it past the first vote. we have been told repeatedly the chances that the pope will be from the u.s. is quite a long shot. but one expert tells abc's diane sawyer that certain italians are still rooting for an american. >> you were telling me earlier today that the cab drivers, if the cab drivers in rome had a vote tonight it wouldn't even be close it would be american because -- >> there is no question who the cab drivers in rome are in favor of. it is americans. the americans have money. and the americans have tourist who come to rome. and they will be taking their cabs. the cab drivers are rooting for cardinal o'malley or cardinal dolan. >> when the new pope is chosen you can be among the first to know. the website popealarm.com is
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promising to send an e-mail or text to anyone who signs up. there, once again, evidence that we are in a completely different era. this time around when it comes to this pope election. >> you have to wonder too, after they take that vote -- obviously no one expects them to get it on the first try. the black smoke yesterday was not a surprise. i wonder, haven't heard this yet, what goes on in between the votes. are they sitting down politicking, or taking each other off to the side to build factions. i wonder what those conversations are like. >> are they praying, isolating themselves and praying for god to give them the sign? it is hard to know. even before they went in there was little speak of what happened once they're inside except for the fact that we were told you are not allowed to politic for yourself. you are not allowed to talk directly to the person you think will be the next pope. interesting to see what is happening on the sidelines. >> david letterman had a great line, he said -- when you see black smoke they haven't picked. if you see white smoke they picked. if you see blue smoke they are cooking ribs. i thought that was a great line
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from letterman. from david letterman. >> letterman, we love you. back to politics here at home and the battle over the budget. president obama makes a rare trip to capitol hill this afternoon to meet with republicans in the house. yesterday the gop released its plan to balance the budget in ten years and do it without tax increases. the president addressed that budget plan when he sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue. if we have controlled spending and we have a smart entitlement package potentially what you have is balance, but it is not balance on the backs of, you know, the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families who have disabled kids. that's not the right way to balance our budget. >> the white house says the math in the gop budget plan simply
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doesn't add up and it would hurt the middle-class. you can see the full exclusive interview a little later today coming up on "good morning america." a new piece of gun control legislation faces an uphill fight in congress despite taking the first step. a senate committee yesterday approved a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for gun buyers including those at gun shows. it passed without any republican votes and its future is unclear in the full senate. tomorrow the same committee votes on a measure to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. >> not guilty plea entered for aurora, colorado theater attack suspect james holmes. his trial set for early august. holmes was back in court yesterday sitting silently in a red jumpsuit with a thick brown beard, different hair color there. that not guilty plea was entered by the judge after holmes' attorneys said they weren't ready to enter one. he said it could be changed to not guilty by reason of insanity later on. holmes faces death or life in
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prison if convicted for the massacre last summer that left 12 people dead. the tsa is facing opposition over its decision to allow pocketknives back on airplanes. american airlines became the third major carrier to urge the administration not to lift the ban. yesterday, massachusetts congressman ed markey introduced a bipartisan measure, the no knives act designed to prevent that change. >> it makes absolutely no sense to allow passengers to carry knives like this into the passenger cabins of planes anywhere in our country. >> flight attendants, air marshalls and pilots are opposed to the relaxed rule scheduled to go into effect april 25th. moving on now to a story out of mississippi. that state's so-called anti-bloomberg bill. bloomberg as in new york city mayor michael bloomberg who plans to limit super sized
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sugary drinks. the plan put on hold monday by the court. while mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that bars calorie counts from being posted as well as caps on portion sizes. the governor is expected to sign it. by the way, mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the entire country. >> oh, mississippi. >> mm. and a florida worker has extra spending money because he decided to do the right thing. >> a 3-carat diamond dropped out of an engagement ring at a pet smart in vero beach when she came tune have her dogs groomed. the store manager found the $30,000 gem and gave it back to the very grateful customer. >> the woman and husband gave the manager a $500 reward. he said it never occurred to him to keep the diamond. >> we heard a lot of stories like this lately. the homeless gentleman who found the diamond ring in his cup. this story. good people in the world. we love stories like this. >> there are more better angels in the world than we think or
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expect. >> that's right. or give credit for. that's true. coming up, we will introduce you to a priest who has a behind the scenes perspective of the conclave. he is in the driver's seat. coming up. life on mars, scientists say it was something that was a real possibility. you are watching "world news now." ♪ despite your destination ♪ under the milky way tonight >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex sinus max. now" weather fwrbrought to you by mucinex sinus max.
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a big discovery on the red planet. the "curiosity" rover has been collecting samples for months and nasa announced now that they do have evidence that there may have once been life on mars. >> well scientists studied rock samples from a 3 billion-year-old lake bed and say it was once filled with pure water. abc's brandi hitt has more. >> good morning, rob, and diana. scientists say this is huge. it didn't take "curiosity" long to find concrete evidence that life could have been supported on mars and this little rover is not done searching. only 7 months after its celebrated landing on mars, the "curiosity" rover has now answered a key question. yes, mars could have hosted
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life. >> this was an ancient environment with the right elements and slightly salty liquid water. all of the prerequisites to support life. >> probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet you would have been able to drink it. >> reporter: nasa made the startling discovery thanks to chemical analysis of a powder "curiosity" recovered by drilling a hole into a rock. it struck pay dirt. finding half a dozen key elements. photos taken by the rover also show a lake bed, scientists say was filled with sediment derived by streams. >> the place that was, that was wet, for relatively long period of time enough for all these chemical reactions to occur. >> reporter: how valuable has the little rover been to nasa? >> this has been huge. >> reporter: scott hubbard was nasa's first mars program director. he says the next step is to build a robot that can bring samples back to earth for testing. until then scientists are
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excited to see what "curiosity" discovers next. >> i would die a happy man if "curiosity" gives us that indisputable fingerprint of life. complex carbon compound, boy, that would be the cherry on top of the cake. >> reporter: nasa says "curiosity" will perform more drilling in may and with this kind of progress, he believes people could be on mars by 2033. rob and diana. >> all the money we spent on that thing. good to see -- thank you, brandi. for all right money we spent -- good to see results back. interesting findings. >> the people you hate, send them to the moon. send them to mars now. >> boom, gone. >> there i am. >> there you are. >> my favorite planet. >> your favorite planet you told me more than once. >> working dayside next week will be a different planet, for sure. better get used to it. whoo. uh-uh. when we come back, tiger woods' ex-wife is moving on. >> "the skinny" is coming up next. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> i have had enough of being short. doing "the skinny" a little different leap today. diana is 5'10." i am not. just a chance to look even. so we are taking it to extremes. nice to feel tall. all right. i was way down there like gary
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coleman. now, i am not. there you go. excellent start. here we go. here it is. let's get to "the skinny" here. you already have the job. this is what is going on with lady gaga. >> i will get off my knees now. >> there you go. according to her best friend, d.j. starlight, gaga could be getting married this summer to her boyfriend. you may know this guy, "vampires diary" star, taylor kinny. starred in "you and i" in 2001. the video there, the guy we are talking about. according to friend, she told me he is the one. you know that instantly when you see them together. gaga could be a married woman this summer. see if it is true -- >> i don't know what i was expecting. he is hotter than i was expecting. >> i never heard of him or seen him before. >> me neither. >> so he gets your seal of approval? >> well, yeah. >> excellent. >> okay. >> wow. >> moving on.
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so, for all of you "bachelor" and "bachelorette" fans we have more news from our friend sean lowe, the latest "bachelor" who is now engaged to his boo, catherine. >> official boo. >> officially. saw them on "good morning america." he revealed something that is huge in the world of abc and everybody who watches all of abc shows. apparently he is the next contestant on -- "dancing with the stars." >> oh, shocking. >> take a listen. >> i would imagine you get to get a little training for the first dance? >> exactly. that's why i signed up. >> preparation. >> when we have our big day, hopefully i will make her proud. and make a fool of myself on the dance floor. >> speaking of the big day. you did the proposal on the air. found your woman, partner on the air. now you are doing "dancing with the stars" and will have the wedding on tv. >> we thought it was only fitting. our relationship was created, developed on tv. why not have the wedding on tv? >> only fitting of course. abc will cover the wedding.
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by the way, his dance partner is petra. >> very nice. >> true love. "bachelorette" and "the bachelor" now doing "dancing with the stars" and the wedding. >> the wedding, too. we'll be there to carry for it you live, not live. >> today's password is tool. tiger woods' ex-wife back in the news. elin, she has found new love. she is dating this man chris klein who is her neighbor in the very upscale north palm beach oceanfront community of seminole landing. sound like this dude is land ing a little bit of seminole. they got together a mining, coal executive, worth a ton of money. she is only 33 and he is 55. he has been married twice before. has four kids from his previous wives. so, very interesting there. but, getting back in the game. >> wow, good for her. she deserves to move on. tiger moved on quickly.
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on the wings of lunesta. ♪ >> all right, with everyone speculating who will be the next pope we found a priest who is not looking to be the next driver -- sorry, not looking to be the next pope, but instead to drive the pope. >> there we go. he has driven a couple papal front-runners in the past. that could make him a real contender to drive the popemobile. abc's david wright actually tracked him down. >> reporter: with pope benedict's historic abdication to the moments they closed the doors of the sistine chapel,
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father antonio hoffmeister had a front row seat to history. the driver's seat. >> you have had quite the busy week. >> reporter: his job to chauffeur three brazilian cardinals including the front-runner odilo scherer. of sao paulo. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: you might be dropping them off but not picking them up? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: a lot of responsibility for the young priest. >> in the wrong traffic can you imagine that, yes? >> reporter: traffic that is now even worse as the pilgrims and the tourists start to arrive. >> any normal day is just chaos. yes. >> reporter: not like you can swear with the cardinal in the back seat? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: best behavior. >> yeah, i better behave with three cardinals. >> reporter: father antonio is here in rome doing a master's degree in church history. >> kind of living it. seeing all the guys. i probably shake hand with the next pope. >> reporter: he especially likes cardinal timothy dolan of new york.
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he says cardinals in his minivan haven't really been talking papal politics. what are they talking about? >> they talk about soccer. >> reporter: as he dropped them off one last time. father antonio put in a request in case his cardinal wins -- >> i hope to be the pope mobile driver. >> reporter: you never know. david wright, abc news, rome. >> what a cool job. >> if you ask me -- he is the one we should be asking who will be the next pope? him, the people who wash the clothes, the people who have to deal with the cardinals on a daily basis. they know him better than anybody else. >> always the behind the scenes folks who know the real deal and secrets, anything, tv, movie, politics, whatever, the driver. >> they should be in the voting. >> check with those folks. they always know the real deal. must be a lot of pressure to drive the cardinal or potential pope. >> be on your best behavior all the time. you have a hard time being on your best behavior in the commercial break. >> i know. >> the pope mobile. >> don't touch me any more. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- a new day in vatican city brings hope of a decision. >> the cardinals prepare to enter day two of the conclave as the world continues to watch. it's wednesday, march 13th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. all eyes will be on the vatican today again beginning in a few hours. >> crowds have gathered to watch for the white smoke that will signal the final decision has been made. we will have much more on day two of the conclave in just a moment. >> one of the issues the new pope will have to deal with of course is the sex abuse scandal. this morning, word of a multimillion dollar settlement with several victims of an abusive priest. also this half hour, a
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growing movement inside of the catholic church. we'll introduce you to some women who say they have just as much right to the priesthood as men do. >> update to the celebrity hacking story we told you about yesterday, the break-in may now have hit the first family of the united states. interesting stuff there. kind of scary for everybody. >> that's true. >> first the message from the black smoke pouring from the sistine chapel was clear. the first ballot had not yielded a new pope. so the cardinals headed to a nearby hotel for a pasta dinner and an evening of rest before trying again today. >> thousands of catholic faithful waited in st. peter's square until they saw the smoke signal. it will be returning later today for more hours of waiting. the cardinals could cast up to four ballots today. >> this is what it looked like yesterday as the doors to the sistine chapel closed for the first vote. the conclave proceeds in silence with no formal debate. behind the doors. the cardinals remain sequestered inside the vatican walls no phones, no newspapers, no tv, no tweeting, no outside contact
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with the world whatsoever. >> uh-huh. >> joining us now to talk more about the conclave, father matt malone, editor-in-chief of "america" the catholic review. >> that's right. thank you, father, once again for joining us. you were with us yesterday. i think what is most fascinating for people watching this what is happening inside of the conclave. can you kind of -- let us -- give us an idea of what is happening? what do they know? who do they talk to? >> sure, well, as you indicated they're in virtual seclusion right now. since no one received 2/3 of the votes in balloting. the cardinals will celebrate mass, this morning, at 8:15 rome time in the chapel, and then they will meet in the sistine
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chapel this morning at 9:30 rome time. after reciting some prayers they will vote again. and so there can be as you indicated two votes each morning. the thing that is interesting they now know a great deal more than we -- than we do. because they were there yesterday. they have been through one round of voting. and while they don't know where each individual cardinal stands, they know where the general trend is. so they have seen the poll as it were of where the voters are. they know what the possibilities are. so the conversations that they're now having among themselves are likely to be something like, you know, "who is really a possible candidate
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who here has some kind of critical mass and who does not." >> father, they don't understand necessarily know how the cardinal next to them voted but have a sense from the aggregate vote who is trending and now who are the actual numerical front-runners in this thing is that correct? >> that is exactly right. >> let me ask you this -- what is it like in between the votes? are there private conversations? are there factions that develop? practically speaking how does this play out in terms of getting to the ultimate decision? >> well there are certain ancient protocols in place here. it is all about having a conversation indirectly. and so in other word, you don't approach a possible candidate directly and ask them about what they might do or not do. you tend to approach their friends, the people who work with that person. and ask them, how might this person be? as a possible candidate. and also, obviously you, don't propose yourself as a possible candidate. these are -- you know this custom of indirect communication has arisen over the centuries as a means of guarding against ambition. those are the kinds of conversations now happening in groups of two or three. probably not more than that.
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>> so, now, father, what you are basically saying the front-runner knows who they are, obviously, the front-runners know who they are. are these people now more isolated than they were before? are they alone in prayer? since you said you can't approach the person, obviously you think is going to be the next pope, that person can't approach anybody else about when they become pope, if they do, is this person now more isolated than before? >> it may very well be people that some people who want to talk about his candidacy are not going to approach him directly and talking to other persons. an talking to other persons. the person is no more physically isolated than he was before. he hasn't gone off in any special room or participating in special prayers. but he certainly is well aware of the fact that he has a significant number of votes. >> yes, or no, about five seconds left. you do expect a decision most like ly by the end of the workweek, still fair to say? >> yes. probably not today. but anything is possible. >> thank you, father malone, appreciate that. thank you for joining us for a second day. look forward to insight as the week progresses. of course, the big topic of conversation is who the next pope may actually ultimately be. bookmakers have italian
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cardinal angelo scola and as the favorite and followed by cardinal odilo scherer of brazil. the ireland site patty power estimates $1 million has been spent on pope-related bets. check out who has the growing support. >> we have taken a lot of money on the americans. timothy dolan cut from 100 to 1 to 20 to 1 on the strength of money placed on him. that would be a terrible result for us the we are praying he doesn't get in. >> you can also bet on the papal name of the next pope, length of the conclave and the next pope's age and also where his first foreign visit will take place. bets are being taken until the next pope is introduced. sex abuse by priests will be one of the top challenges faced by the new pope. in los angeles, the arch diocese will pay $10 million to settle four sex abuse cases, involving former priest michael baker who told cardinal mahoney nearly 30 years ago that he had molested children. the suits claim that the church
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didn't do enough to stop that abuse. >> obviously, whoever takes over the church in the coming days this is still a massive scandal. and there is still incredible fallout from this. and you have to believe no matter who gets the job that is at the very top of the agenda to begin cleaning up or continue cleaning up the image of the church and taking the right legal steps to do right by the victims. >> right. the image of the church as far as that goes, finances of the church, talking about an institution so widespread and really isn't doing well financially. but as far as the sex abuse goes, unfortunately in this day and age because of social media we know so much more about what is happening in the underlinings of the church than we did 100 years ago. who says it wasn't happening as prolifically then as now. >> why have no idea. the climate has changed. another settlement out of l.a. the public school district
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reached a settlement in a extremely disturbing sex abuse scandal. 3rd grade teacher mark burnt accused of blindfolding students and feeding them semen. 60 students will receive $500,000 each. many parents settled to avoid putting kids through the trial. some families refused to settle saying the money is not nearly enough. >> one of our forensic psychologists has told us that the long-term mental health care treatment over the lifetime of the kids will be in the range of approximately $576,000 life term. so the amounts they're putting on the table are unacceptable from our point of view. >> nearly 200 claims were filed. burnt taught at that elementary school for 32 years. a day-long standoff along the oregon coast ended with a double murder suspect hospitalized. it took place at a motel where a man suspected of killing his grandparents was holed up in a room.
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police sent a robot with a camera to look inside. the suspect was found with serious self-inflicted cuts and he was air lifted to a hospital and is listed in critical condition. in ohio today, the well-publicized trial of two high school football players set to get under way. trent mays and malik richmond are accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl during a booze fueled party last summer. a key piece of evidence is a picture that shows the two boys carrying the alleged victim. they say that picture was staged. now their attorney claims the boys are innocent. >> that case has so divided that community. that is a very, very hot trial and sad. no matter what truth. >> no matter what the outcome or truth is. >> travel across europe snarled after a sudden dump of late-season snow. the frankfurt airport in germany, europe's third largest had to be shut down for snow removal. >> who doesn't hate a sudden dump? thousand of school children had to stay home. tens of thousand of homes were without electricity. in france the army was called in to clear the snow and help rescue motorists who got stranded there in their cars. can you tell my days are numbered?
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>> yes, friday. as for your weather here at home on hump day. heavy rain in seattle. much drier day on the east coast for new york and boston. they could see leftover showers. florida dry and cool. >> temperatures in the southwest, 25 degrees warmer than usual. salt lake city, boise in the 60s. mild in the northeast in the 50s. but in the midwest, still colder than normal with chicago at 32. and here is the most important story of the morning, seriously, ready, brace yourself now. headline right here -- twinkies are alive. >> that's right. thank you, jesus. the iconic snack is being revived now that two investment firms bought what is left of hostess. for $410 million. by the way the only bid at the auction for hostess. >> twinkies are coming back, so are ho-ho's -- >> say what? >> ho-ho's -- ding-dongs and other hostess
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cakes. i didn't realize -- they should be back on the shelves this summer. i didn't, put all that together. twinkies, ho-hos, ding-dongs. >> uh-huh. >> those jokes write themselves, don't they? those are nasty. >> with a little moderation, i can dig a twinkie. stop it! everything in moderation, now, rob. >> there you go. >> don't hurt yourself out there. it's a nasty world. coming up next, a computer hacking scare for actually the first lady of the united states. scary stuff. >> this is an interesting story. >> it is. first, the women who want to be priests. they say they have as much claim as men do. the vatican says it is not going to happen. you're watching "world news now." ♪ hold us down nobody can hold us down ♪
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♪ can hold us down ♪ nobody can hold us down ♪ can hold us down ♪ nobody can hold us down ♪ nobody can hold us down >> getting down, rob. look at you. little armband. rob losing his mind. as we have been telling you the cardinals return to the sistine chapel for a second day today to continue voting.
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all the cardinals, of course, are men as you have seen. as are all of the roman catholic priests. >> however, there is a growing number of women saying they should have the very same right. kabc's christina salvo has that story. >> reporter: in her eyes what calls jane valla to the priesthood is no different than what calls a man. >> in the name of god -- >> reporter: but because she is a woman, the vatican says she is not allowed to be a priest. the reason according to the church, jesus never chose a woman to be an apostle. >> it is a woman's right's issue. >> reporter: jennifer o'malley, one of the most recent women to defy church law and calls herself a woman priest. >> it is time to say that my call its as equal, and as a woman, as a human being i have got to break the law. >> reporter: the women priest movement began in 2002 with seven women ordained in apostolic succession, the same ceremony used for ordaining men, performed by a male bishop whose identity is kept secret to prevent his excommunication.
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♪ >> reporter: since then the movement has grown to nearly 150 women priests worldwide with california leading the way. >> it is not just about ordaining women, it is about broader justice issues, issues of inclusiveness. it is about issues of sexuality. >> reporter: the archdiocese of los angeles wouldn't talk to us about the story, saying it doesn't comment on anything outside the archdiocese. but the women's movement has not been ignored by the vatican. in 2010 it labeled the ordination of women a grave crime. the same label it has given to pedophilia. but it went a step further, excommunicating any woman who seeks ordination. >> none to my knowledge, not one single priest has been convicted or admitted child sex abouse has been excommunicated. >> reporter: while they feel their voices may fall on deaf ears at the vatican, these women take comfort knowing they can't be silenced. >> that came up too, when, when benedict resigned here, three hot button issues, will the next pope change the -- you know the tone of where the church, stand, gay rights, abortion and women priests.
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three hot button issues you wonder if the pope will tackle any of those or maybe perhaps none at all. >> cardinal dolan was here talking to diane sawyer, talking whether or not something like that can be expected from the new pope. he said the core val use the church will not be changed with the new pope. some things they're going to address. that is probably not something that will change. >> not on the list. using religion to defend discrimination seems odd. not my call. coming up, computer hackers may have struck the most famous address in the nation's capital. >> that's right. we will hear from the president on the hacking scandal that may be affecting everyone from hillary clinton to beyonce. you are watching "world news now." you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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a number of high-profile celebrities and politicians who may have fallen victim to a computer hacker. >> now 1600 pennsylvania have now may also have been a target. abc's pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: this sinister looking website is posting what hackers claim is the social security number and credit report of the first lady. the fbi and secret service are investigating. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, president obama would not say if the information is authentic but confirmed authorities are trying to find out what happened. >> we should not be surprised that if you have got hackers who want to dig in and devote a lot of resources that they can access people's private information. it is a big problem. >> right into the white house? >> again, i am not confirming that's what happened. you have websites out there right now that sell people's credit cards that have been stolen.
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>> reporter: michelle obama not the only victim. those targeted are curious mix of powerful and famous, vice president biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. beyonce, kim kardashian, the fbi director, and l.a.'s police chief. equifax, credit reporting agency, confirmed, fraudulent access occurred involving four high-profile people. they declined to identify them. law enforcement officials are trying to determine how much of the information on the website is authentic and how it may have been obtained. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> this is what is very important about this story. we don't know for sure if it actually has -- if these people have been hacked. we don't know if they have the information they claim to have or all one big hoax. >> equifax confirmed four people but then there was some information that, has not been validated actually proven false. this all may not be totally legitimate. so we, it is still early. and the fbi have some digging to do on this. >> that's right. these are some high-profile targets. all right. yesterday, we dropped a
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i started doing this show summer of 2010. so 2 years and 8 months, couple hundred shows under my belt, ten acres of live tv a week, 16 co-anchors later, literally, 1-6. now it is my turn to kind of pack it up and head off the overnight shift. >> well the responses to that announcement have been overwhelming on our facebook page. rob said yesterday the sad news he is leaving us on the overnight to head to the daylight hours. congratulations to you one more time. >> thank you. >> we thought we would share a few of the 1,000 postings. rob, there is no doubt you will be missed. >> have you found the ten nice ones. this is going to be good. >> all right. i am going to get started. mary martinez says, rob you will be missed. you so deserve this promotion
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the you are so intelligent, kind and funny. >> mary, thank you. sweet. >> melinda thornberry said, bummed. happy for rob. maybe now he will actually sleep. miss you already. >> thank you. >> kristen lopez said depression setting in rob. i know things have changed throughout the years, but there was one thing that we could count on, that was you. >> that is very cool. thank you, kristen. >> cheryl jones williams said, congratulations rob. i will totally miss waking up in the early a.m. and seeing you on "world news now." hmm. kalie savage said i keep thinking about this and kind of want to cry. rob might be why i haven't shaken my baby in the middle of the night. >> let's pause there. >> not only is he entertaining insomniacs. >> saving lives of small children out there. don't shake your baby monday. i am going to start checking police reports next week. don't let me find you in there. it is going to be all right. kaylie savage. >> don't shake your baby. >> very sweet though.
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>> i am going to brutalize some names. robert cleggett. said, no, no, no, don't leave, man. early morning won't be the same. melissa spires said there goes my mornings. lewis forman, congratulations. what is willis going to do without you? >> willis is enjoying retirement. don't worry about that. he may be back here for the last show on friday. we'll see. >> that's right. angie partigianoni said i'll be watching for you on other abc shows. you will be missed. you deserve a promotion. >> thank you. >> lecia campbell said, rob i hate to see you go. i look forward to your real down to earth humor. there you have it. >> one of the best parts of the show really has been the loyalty and the support from the fans. i will miss that the most. i will say more friday. i was overwhelmed by the response yesterday. thank you guys very, very much. let's have two more good shows together. >> two more. together. >> two more.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the world waits. >> as the sunrises on another day in vatican city, the cardinals prepare to enter a second day of voting to decide to who among them will become the next pope. it is wednesday, march 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. all eyes will be on the vatican once again today watching for that tell-tale white smoke which will announce a new pope. >> you can feel the anticipation kind of building here. oh, yeah. the cardinals will have an early breakfast and then get to work in a few hours from now. we will have the latest on the conclave in a moment. first, a look at some of the other stories we'll follow for you this morning. a trial date is set for accused colorado movie theater gunman
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james holmes. looking different than the last time we saw him, holmes' plea was entered as some of his victims spoke out. also this morning, an important warning about a medication many people ask for by name. it is the z-pak. now comes word that for some people take it could be fatal. >> that stuff is really popular i've had bronchitis a few times, taken the z-pak. >> walk into the doctor's office. don't need to go to the doctor's office. go to one of the minute clinics one of the pharmacies and say, i will take a z-pak. >> just look that. find out later things have a downside. here we go on that. later this half hour, keeping control of teenagers, of course, is no easy feat for anybody. but for men of the cloth there is added pressure. a new reality tv show reveals how the experience can really, let's say, test their faith. another reality show. another controversy. >> this one is -- though, it is going to touch a bunch of nerves. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah.
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>> yikes. but before all of that, the world's catholics could learn who their new leader could be as soon as today. >> a live look at the sistine chapel where the cardinals are regrouping to make another try. josh elliott reports on yesterday's inconclusive conclave. >> reporter: as the rains fell, the crowds packed st. peter's square looking skyward for the result of the first papal vote. and then the dense black smoke rose indicating there was no consensus yet. just hours before, the 115 voting cardinals, entered perhaps sneaking in some last conversations before heading to the conclave. some such as boston's cardinal sean o'malley took the time to sit alone in prayer. one by one the cardinals walked down the aisle before taking individual oaths to obey the rules of the conclave which demand the utmost secrecy. if they ever break their silence, they risk
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excommunication. cardinal dolan thought to be a considerable contender gave a final radio dispatch from rome before heading into conclave himself. >> a unique special morning, i never thought i would be doing what i am about to do. >> reporter: the last word from him for a while. "everyone out" and with that the doors closed. the work of choosing a pope would truly begin. >> there is a sanctity in the air, they try to see who does it belong to among the 115 cardinals -- who is the person who is holy? that's the toughest judgment of all. >> reporter: then when the world sees white, inside the sistine chapel, the dean of cardinals will ask the newly elected pope if he accepts the result. if he does, he is from that moment the new pope and chooses the name he will then be called. next he walks to the nearby room
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of tears, so-called because some newly elected popes have in the past cried there as they absorb the enormity of the moment. he then dons his new robes, puts the papal ring on his finger and is led down the hall of blessings to the central window of st. peter's basilica where he is introduced to the masses with a simple latin phrase "we have a pope." the world's wait continues. if history is any indication of how long this might take, keep in mind that none of the last four conclaves lasted more than three days. keep in mind, the last conclave to go more than five days was back in 1831, that one took 50 days. josh elliott, abc news, vatican city. >> the countdown is on. as that conclave went on inside though, outside a moment of chaos. just steps away from st. peter's basilica. these women took off their tops to protest what they call patriarchy in the church. the protesters sent off pink flares chanting "no more pope"
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before they were restrained by officers and carried to a police station. also thousands of pilgrims who have packed the square to show support for the church. many waited for hours to get a seat to get a glimpse of the cardinals one of whom will be the next pope. they gathered to watch as the black smoke poured from the sistine chapel and to wait for yet another day. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on rome. this is a big deal. a lot of people want to be a part of history. and not only are they looking for the cardinals going in to catch a glimpse of the next pope they want to be there when the pope is announced. hopefully it will not take 50 days. >> by all accounts, we should have a new pope by the end of the week. three days, wednesday, thursday, maybe start the show friday morning we will have or be on
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the vur the verge of quickly a new pope. if history is any indication. this will move quickly. holy week is coming up. they want to move fairly fast. >> they want some one in place. one person in particular who is there you were excited to tell the public about. tell the people. inform the masses, rob. >> this may be my favorite detail ever. apparently, dennis rodman, yes, nba bad boy, weird boy, whatever you want to call him. he is prepared to be in st. peter's square today in a make shift pope-mobile as he campaigns for the cardinal from ghana to become the next pope. so we had him in north korea now in vatican city. dennis rodman. >> he is a busy man. when he's not busy politicking for the united states, he's politicking for a black pope. that's okay. he is a busy man. >> in the midst of sea of faithful, devout folks, i can't see of all people, dennis rodman cruising in a pope mobile with the tattoos. and the colored hair. >> you can't see it? you cannot picture that? really? >> when i think pope i don't
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think dennis rodman. >> when you think north korea, rob, when you think, when you think our political show with george stephanopoulos. >> you don't think dennis rodman. >> but it has happened. >> man, dennis. >> uh-huh. >> okay. moving on to this now. the sex abuse scandal is one of the many challenges faced by the next pope. pope. the arch diocese of los angeles reached a nearly $10 million settlement involving four victims. the cases involving ex-priest, michael baker, who admitted to church higher-ups he did molest children. the suit claimed the church did not do enough to stop baker even after he confessed. and speaking of settlements and staying in los angeles, the l.a. school district reached a settlement themselves. in the sex abuse scandal at an elementary school. third grade teacher mark burnt accused of spoon-feeding student semen under the pretense of a tasting game. about 60 children will receive about $500,000 each. many parents settled to avoid putting their kids through a
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trial. but there are 60 other families who chose not to settle in this case. from one disturbing story to another. now that aurora, colorado, movie theater massacre suspect james holmes had a not guilty plea entered for him. his trial is set to begin august 5th. holmes was in court yesterday in a red jumpsuit with a beard now and with his formerly orange hair now brown. one victim says he was disappointed though that he did not hear holmes plead guilty from out of his own mouth. >> it is enough just to come here and it's hard emotionally like the days leading up to it, it is difficult. i only can imagine what the other victims feel like too. you know, it's hard. like people don't understand like we live with this every single day. >> the judge said holmes could change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later if he chooses to. if convicted for the attack in july of last year, holmes faces the death penalty or life in prison.
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new york city police officer dubbed the cannibal cop has been convicted in a grisly plot to kidnap, kill and eat women including his wife. defense attorney gilberto valley says it was a twisted fantasy and he never intended to harm any one. prosecutors say valley's conversations on a cannibal imp website said he was taking concrete steps to carry out the crimes he could get life in prison. a baby shot on the chicago street while her dad was changing her diaper died. 6-month-old janelle watkins the latest victim of gang violence intensifying across the city. she was shot five times when someone ambushed her father as he changed her in the passenger seat of his van. her dad also shot several times is a known gang member with a long criminal history. in much lighter news, right now, golf courses are known for holes, but not many like this one. that 18-foot deep hole swallowed a golfer when it first opened up
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last friday in southern illinois. the man injured his shoulder but was rescued after 20 minutes. a state geology expert said the sinkhole happened because limestone dissolved causing the ground to collapse. it makes that hole a lot tougher needless to say. makes a hole in one easier. >> makes the hole a lot easier if you ask me with the way i hit a golf ball. >> i'm a putt-putt guy. >> better chance of hitting a golf ball if i kick it. >> about right. a great moment, it happened back in january, vanderbilt university in nashville. superstar singer billy joel was there taking questions from some students. >> right, a freshman, got to ask his own question. he is from long island, new york just like joel is well he asked if he could come on stage and if they could perform "new york state of mind" together.
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billy joel said sure. check it out. ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ ♪ i've seen all the movie stars and fancy cars and their limousines ♪ >> mm. love that song. when they were done joel told the crowd that he's got chops. he called it probably the greatest moment of his life so far. i guess so. >> that's pretty cool. >> piano man himself. i like that. coming up, under the category of what will they think of next. the new reality show reveals the dynamics of preachers and their daughters why it has bun group calling for a boycott. first, a scary warning about a popular antibiotic. you are watching "world news now."
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welcome back, everybody. an important medical item to pass along. the fda issued a warning abut a very popular antibiotic. a lot of folks have taken it, i have, too, the z-pak. >> concern that people that have heart conditions could suffer sudden death. abc's chief medical editor dr. besser tells us more about the medicine and who and when they should be concerned. >> reporter: prescribed 60 million times a year to treat common infections. ear, nose, throat, chest, so popular people ask for it by name. do you ever have a patient come in with a cold or flu who say doc, give me a z-pak. >> all the time. >> reporter: the warning from the fda for some patients, the z-pak or azithromycin can cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart which can be fatal. it applies to people with arrhythmias and people with low blood levels, potassium and magnesium.
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for these people, the risk of sudden death is 1 in 4,000. pfizer tells abc news they're updating the labels with the fda warning listing conditions. many patients may not know they have those conditions. and all too often people ask for z-pak when they start to feel sick. have you ever asked for z-pak? >> yes. >> reporter: what is its reputation? >> knocks it out that fast. >> reporter: z-pak is safe for most people. to reduce your risk know your family's heart history and your own. best advice don't request antibiotics. they only work for some infections. >> we want to be the heroes and make people happy and make people feel better, so we wish it was the answer. it really isn't. >> reporter: antibiotics won't make you feel better if you have a cold or the flu. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> a lot of good advice. another reality show, believe it or not, sparks major controversy. >> this one involves preachers trying to keep their teenage daughters out of trouble.
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♪ the only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacherman ♪ >> uh. classic. love that song. all right. thank you, dusty. all right, the preacher's daughters is a controversial new reality show that aired last night featuring the daughters of men of the cloth. >> uh-huh. the show focuses on the lives of these young women and the challenges of coming into adulthood. but it really has one group calling for a boycott. neal karlinsky sat down with the stars of the show. >> reporter: if you think following the humdrum life of church going families wouldn't hit the mark for reality show, your faith in television is
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about to be tested. preachers' daughters, lifetime, new and jarringly lustful look at three teenage girls and pastor parents' struggles to rein them in. >> i want to start dating. >> reporter: from a mom's sermon to her daughter and friends. >> i want to define what i mean by having sex. >> reporter: to a preacher's daughter who thinks a career in porn might be a good idea. >> god, please, don't ever let my daughter become a porn star. >> reporter: the show is already getting high marks from some critics. others believe it walks a tightrope between poor taste and religious righteousness. we met one of the show's stars, her father is a pastor and she is a teenage mom. trying to get her life back on track. you had a drunk driving violation, found out you were pregnant, lost your license for a year in one weekend. you were how old?
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>> 17. hanging out with the wrong people. doing drugs, drinking. >> reporter: now a group called one million moms is calling for a boycott. saying in a statement to publicize some one's struggles for a buck and belittle pastor's daughters in the process is despicable. lifetime isn't commenting. >> networks never go into a show hoping that people protest against it. but they certainly don't mind if it helps them with their marketing effort. >> reporter: and in reality tv, the only sin is not being talked about. neal karlinsky, abc news, oceana, california. >> very nice last line, mr. karlinsky. >> here is the deal the people signed up for this. i understand protesters and why they're upset. preachers and daughters signed up to be in this reality tv show. and they, that's what they're asking for. >> preaching it. >> let me tell you something. i don't want you to go out there
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welcome back, everybody. this, i love, because we are getting toward the time of year. college kids heading off for spring break. right of passage. few you had a few spring breaks in your day. i had mine. the new list of the, get this, the 15 trashiest spring break destinations here. >> see if mine made the list. >> new orleans. came in 14. tampa, 11. key west, 9. panama city 8. miami 7. orlando, myrtle beach. is 4. daytona beach, 3. south padre island, texas, 2. and no shocker here, las vegas came in at number one. asking what criteria is, here it goes. based on the number of hooters restaurant, tattoo parlors,
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liquor stores, strip clubs and percentage of bars that had liberal closing times and laissez faire open bottle. vegas is my spiritual mecca, i do love that town many times. new orleans. i'm good with this list. >> the list. one that caught me off-guard, second one, south padre island. that one hadn't heard of it. >> off the beaten path. they get their freak on i heard of that place. where did you go, which one? >> myrtle beach. >> did you have a good time? >> what happens in myrtle beach is still in myrtle beach. >> spring break, good college times. all the baby oil and valtrex. joking, joking, kids, have fun. >> have safe fun. >> safe. safety first. here is kind of switching gears here, talking about something that everybody talks about but nobody really talks about. how long does it take a woman to reveal her true self to man she
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is dating. talking about makeup here. apparently 80% of women wait an entire month before they let their boyfriend see them without any makeup on. that is just the beginning of the study. 60% say they sleep with their makeup on. extreme lengths. a third of the women ask say they wake up secretly before the boyfriend wakes up when they wake up they look flawless in bed, like they just walk off a photo shoot. 70%, wait two months. 60%, three months. 3% of women say they never let their boyfriend see them without makeup on. 68% say they feel naked without their makeup on. what? >> from a man's perspective, look. if you are naturally pretty, great. all men have experience where the person you maybe saw in the morning was not the same person that you saw in the club. you are like, oh, i went home with beyonce and like woke up with --
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this morning on "world news now" -- day two of the papal conclave is about to begin. >> all eyes are on vatican city waiting for the decision of the 115 men who will choose the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. it is wednesday, march 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm diana perez. >> and i'm rob nelson. day one of the conclave ended with a plume of black smoke. signaling to the world that the cardinals failed to elect a pope. >> it was only their first try. the cardinals are getting an early start today and the world will be watching. we will have the latest on the conclave in a moment. first a look at the other stories we are following this half-hour -- >> president obama's charm offensive continues with a reach across the aisle.
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he is about to meet with republicans to try to hammer out a deal on the budget. in an exclusive interview he revealed to abc news just how he plans to get that done. >> he really is charming. >> he is trying. >> his strut has changed in the second -- he is like, what, i am the man. >> he has a lot on his plate to get done. let's hope. >> his charm offensive. i like that. i like the fact that he is bringing it out. we knew he had it. and a little too stiff for me. the first time around. >> charm the easy part. governance the hard part. let's get something done, mr. president. >> let's not even get into that part. huge discovery for mars "rover." scientists say the planet could have supported life. we'll tell you what the "rover" found. coming up in "the skinny" -- could be a status change in lady gaga's relationship. what her best friend is saying about the singer's future romantic plans. >> huh? >> i would be nervous being gaga's husband.
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she seems like a wild child. >> rein her in. >> sure he is a secure dude. that could be tough. >> little tough. >> she comes home. all that, whatever, yeah. first, let's talk about the cardinals. after dinner and an evening of rest the cardinals returned to the sistine chapel for another attempt at electing the pope. there is a live look at vatican city for you. >> on the first ballot, no one got the needed 77 votes. abc's marci gonzalez is in vatican city where the drama began to unfold yesterday. >> reporter: the universal sign there is no new pope. black smoke pouring from the chimney of sistine chapel ending the first day of the conclave. ♪ a momentous day highlighted by a solemn procession, all 115 cardinal electors taking an oath
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vowing to faithfully follow the rules of the papal election and entering the sistine chapel. >> extra ominous. >> reporter: with those words meaning "everyone out." the doors locked. the cardinals left alone to pray and cast the first round of ballots in secrecy. while no pope was elected yet the first vote experts say is already having an impact. as the cardinals shared dinner at their isolated temporary home within the vatican walls. >> they're encouraged to discuss among themselves. they will have the vote getters from the very first vote and talk about now where do we go. >> reporter: narrowing the field as the world watches this chimney for the first sight of white smoke waiting for the next leader of the roman catholic church. >> we definitely want to experience it. there is nothing else we would rather do. we would rather be here experiencing history. >> well i come twice a day to see the smoke.
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i have the schedule. and you know, i will either go home ecstatic or i will just go home and hope for the best. >> reporter: the cardinals will return to the sistine chapel later today. from here on out there could be four rounds of voting each day until one man gets 2/3 of the votes and is named the new pope. rob and diana. >> vatican insiders say even the cardinals who have received the most attention in recent days may not have made it past the first vote. we have been told repeatedly the chances that the pope will be from the u.s. is quite a long shot. but one expert tells abc's diane sawyer that certain italians are still rooting for an american. >> you were telling me earlier today that the cab drivers, if the cab drivers in rome had a vote tonight it wouldn't even be close it would be american because -- >> there is no question who the cab drivers in rome are in favor of. it is americans. the americans have money. and the americans have tourist who come to rome. and they will be taking their cabs. the cab drivers are rooting for cardinal o'malley or cardinal dolan. >> when the new pope is chosen you can be among the first to know.
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the website popealarm.com is promising to send an e-mail or text to anyone who signs up. there, once again, evidence that we are in a completely different era. this time around when it comes to this pope election. >> you have to wonder too, after they take that vote -- obviously no one expects them to get it on the first try. the black smoke yesterday was not a surprise. i wonder, haven't heard this yet, what goes on in between the votes. are they sitting down politicking, or taking each other off to the side to build factions. i wonder what those conversations are like. >> are they praying, isolating themselves and praying for god to give them the sign? it is hard to know. even before they went in there was little speak of what happened once they're inside except for the fact that we were told you are not allowed to politic for yourself. you are not allowed to talk directly to the person you think will be the next pope. interesting to see what is happening on the sidelines. >> david letterman had a great line, he said -- when you see black smoke they haven't picked. if you see white smoke they picked. if you see blue smoke they are cooking ribs.
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i thought that was a great line from david letterman. >> letterman, we love you. back to politics here at home and the battle over the budget. president obama makes a rare trip to capitol hill this afternoon to meet with republicans in the house. yesterday the gop released its plan to balance the budget in ten years and do it without tax increases. the president addressed that budget plan when he sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue. if we have controlled spending and we have a smart entitlement package potentially what you have is balance, but it is not balance on the backs of, you know, the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families who have disabled kids. that's not the right way to balance our budget. >> the white house says the math in the gop budget plan simply doesn't add up and it would hurt
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the middle-class. you can see the full exclusive interview a little later today coming up on "good morning america." a new piece of gun control legislation faces an uphill fight in congress despite taking the first step. a senate committee yesterday approved a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for gun buyers including those at gun shows. it passed without any republican votes and its future is unclear in the full senate. tomorrow the same committee votes on a measure to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. a not guilty plea has been entered for aurora, colorado, theater attack suspect james holmes. his trial set for early august. holmes was back in court yesterday sitting silently in a red jumpsuit with a thick brown beard, different hair color there. that not guilty plea was entered by the judge after holmes' attorneys said they weren't ready to enter one. he said it could be changed to not guilty by reason of insanity later on. holmes faces death or life in
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prison if convicted for the massacre last summer that left 12 people dead. the tsa is facing opposition over its decision to allow pocketknives back on airplanes. american airlines became the third major carrier to urge the administration not to lift the ban. yesterday, massachusetts congressman ed markey introduced a bipartisan measure, the no knives act designed to prevent that change. >> it makes absolutely no sense to allow passengers to carry knives like this into the passenger cabins of planes anywhere in our country. >> flight attendants, air marshalls and pilots are opposed to the relaxed rule scheduled to go into effect april 25th. moving on now to a story out of mississippi. that state's so-called anti-bloomberg bill. bloomberg as in new york city mayor michael bloomberg who
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plans to limit super sized sugary drinks. the plan put on hold monday by the court. while mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that bars calorie counts from being posted as well as caps on portion sizes. the governor is expected to sign it. by the way, mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the entire country. >> oh, mississippi. >> mm. and a florida worker has extra spending money because he decided to do the right thing. >> a 3-carat diamond dropped out of a woman's engagement ring at a petsmart in vero beach . >> the papal conclave, choosing the new pope. i'm josh elliot here in vatican city. as you can see just behind me, a massive crowd has gathered in st. peter's square to see the smoke pouring from that
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temporary chimany affixed. we cannot tell at this point if that smoke is black or white. if they have failed to reach a two-thirds majority consensus or if we do, in fact, have history's 266th pope. we are joined by john, author of the vatican and cokie roberts. i want to ask you if this is, in fact, white smoke we're seeing, it would suggest a rather quick consensus had been reached. what might that suggest to you on who we'll see who will walk out on the scarlet-draped -- >> you're right, it is difficult to tell. is this black or white? suddenly it looks whiter than it
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did a few seconds ago. very surprising to everyone if this is white smoke at this early point in the conclave. it would indicate that probably one of the three or four frontrunners actually gained enough traction in the initial ballots to go over the top quite early. and i think what we're talking about here is cardinal scola of mila milan. >> again, we should repeat, it is hard to tell if the smoke is, in fact, white or black. it is a rather gray color right now. cokie, reminiscent, of course, of both the conclaves of 2005 and 1978 when it did confuse a world's media here in st. peter's square. again, we should also point out, we're not hearing the bells
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peel. but, i tell you, with the crowds here gathered with their umbrellas, with their umbrellas up, st. peter's square has turned into a giant kaleidoscope as we all turn to look at these giant video screens up here in the square itself. >> yes. always just a moment when these elections are taking place, particularly when suspenseful like this. it looks more black than white to me. we are not hearing the bells, but, of course, we didn't hear the bells for a while in 2005. so, it's hard to know whether we could be having a moment here. but i suspect we don't have a pope yet. >> again, we should point out, also in 1978 when the smoke actually had been spewing for white at night, it did appear, perhaps, that it was black. so, the crowd's in st. peter's square started gathering their
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things before they heard the bells calling everybody back to greet the new pope. you say you believe we don't have a pope and we should now mention that there is no more smoke pouring from inside and now we see more smoke and, again, it does appear a dark gray. so, john, if we assume that this is black. if we assume that no consensus has been reached. reading your blog today, a very important moment could then happen if we see the cardinals then make their way back to santa marta house for lunch and the first real discussions that could be had today. >> right. i think last night the first ballot gave the lay of the land. we saw probably as many as 15 cardinals getting votes, at least that's what i have been told has happened in the past. this morning, i think what we're seeing is a narrowing down of the candidates. i think all of the cardinals want to get to the finish line here. so, you know, i don't think they're going to be holding out
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for candidates who they feel do not have a real chance. so, we could see the field narrow down to the top three or four or five candidates. that will be discussed over lunch. and these luncheons and what happens after lunch are very important. >> again, another round of real politicking. it it would appear set to begin as we can now conclude that is, in fact, black smoke pouring from the temporary chimney affixed the sistine chapel as the conclave will now continue as the cardinal electors seek consensus. a two-thirds majority and the 266th pope in history. we'll have much more coming up for the east coast viewers on "good morning america" set to begin about 15 minutes from now and, again, stay here with abc news all day long as we continue to watch that chimney here outside vatican city. i'm josh elliot. thanks for joining us.
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this has been an abc news special report. >> probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would be able to drink it. >> a powder that curiosity recovered by drilling a hole into a rock. finding half a dozen key elements. photos taken by the rover also show a lake bed, scientists say was filled with sediment derived by streams. >> the place that was, that was wet, for relatively long period of time enough for all these chemical reactions to occur. >> reporter: how valuable has the little rover been to nasa? >> this has been huge. >> reporter: scott hubbard was nasa's first mars program director. he says the next step is to build a robot that can bring samples back to earth for testing. until then scientists are excited to see what "curiosity" discovers next. >> i would die a happy man if
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"curiosity" gives us that indisputable fingerprint of life. complex carbon compound, boy, that would be the cherry on top of the cake. >> reporter: nasa says "curiosity" will perform more drilling in may and with this kind of progress, he believes people could be on mars by 2033. rob and diana. >> all the money we spent on that thing. good to see -- thank you, brandi. for all right money we spent -- good to see results back. interesting findings. >> the people you hate, send them to the moon. send them to mars now. >> boom, gone. >> there i am. >> there you are. >> my favorite planet. >> your favorite planet you told me more than once. >> working dayside next week will be a different planet, for sure. better get used to it. whoo. uh-uh. when we come back, tiger woods' ex-wife is moving on. >> "the skinny" is coming up next. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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excellent start. here we go. here it is. let's get to "the skinny" here. you already have the job. this is what is going on with lady gaga. >> i will get off my knees now. >> there you go. according to her best friend, d.j. starlight, gaga could be getting married this summer to her boyfriend. you may know this guy, "vampires diary" star, taylor kinny. starred in "you and i" in 2011. the video there, the guy we are talking about. according to friend, she told me he is the one. you know that instantly when you see them together. gaga could be a married woman this summer. see if it is true -- >> i don't know what i was expecting. he is hotter than i was expecting. >> i never heard of him or seen him before. >> me neither. >> so he gets your seal of approval? >> well, yeah. >> excellent. >> okay. >> wow. >> moving on. so, for all of you "bachelor"
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and "bachelorette" fans we have more news from our friend sean lowe, the latest "bachelor" who is now engaged to his boo, catherine. >> official boo. >> officially. saw them on "good morning america." he revealed something that is huge in the world of abc and everybody who watches all of abc shows. apparently he is the next contestant on -- "dancing with the stars." >> oh, shocking. >> take a listen. >> i would imagine you get to get a little training for the first dance? >> exactly. that's why i signed up. >> preparation. >> when we have our big day, hopefully i will make her proud. and make a fool of myself on the dance floor. >> speaking of the big day. you did the proposal on the air. found your woman, partner on the air. now you are doing "dancing with the stars" and will have the wedding on tv. >> we thought it was only fitting. our relationship was created, developed on tv. why not have the wedding on tv? >> only fitting of course. abc will cover the wedding.
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by the way, his dance partner is petra. >> very nice. >> true love. "bachelorette" and "the bachelor" now doing "dancing with the stars" and the wedding. >> the wedding, too. we'll be there to carry for it you live, not live. >> today's password is tool. tiger woods' ex-wife back in the news. elin, she has found new love. she is dating this man chris klein who is her neighbor in the very upscale north palm beach oceanfront community of seminole landing. sounds like this dpud is landing a little bit of seminole. they got together a mining, coal executive, worth a ton of money. she is only 33 and he is 55. they have been spotted together. he has been married twice before. has four kids from his previous wives. so, very interesting there. but, getting back in the game. >> wow, good for her. she deserves to move on. tiger moved on quickly. she fell in love. tiger is playing well, always
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on the wings of lunesta. >> all right, with everyone speculating who will be the next pope we found a priest who is not looking to be the next driver -- sorry, not looking to be the next pope, but instead to drive the pope. >> there we go. he has driven a couple papal front-runners in the past. that could make him a real contender to drive the popemobile. abc's david wright actually tracked him down. >> reporter: with pope benedict's historic abdication to the moments they closed the doors of the sistine chapel, father antonio hoffmeister had a front row seat to history. the driver's seat. >> you have had quite the busy week.
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>> reporter: his job to chauffeur three brazilian cardinals including the front-runner odilo scherer. of sao paulo. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: you might be dropping them off but not picking them up? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: a lot of responsibility for the young priest. >> in the wrong traffic can you imagine that, yes? >> reporter: traffic that is now even worse as the pilgrims and the tourists start to arrive. >> any normal day is just chaos. yes. >> reporter: not like you can swear with the cardinal in the back seat? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: best behavior. >> yeah, i better behave with three cardinals. >> reporter: father antonio is here in rome doing a master's degree in church history. >> kind of living it. seeing all the guys. i probably shake hand with the next pope. >> reporter: he especially likes cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he says cardinals in his minivan
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haven't really been talking papal politics. what are they talking about? >> they talk about soccer. >> reporter: as he dropped them off one last time. father antonio put in a request in case his cardinal wins -- >> i hope to be the pope mobile driver. >> reporter: you never know. david wright, abc news, rome. >> what a cool job. >> if you ask me -- he is the one we should be asking who will be the next pope? him, the people who wash the clothes, the people who have to deal with the cardinals on a daily basis. they know him better than anybody else. >> always the behind the scenes folks who know the real deal and secrets, anything, tv, movie, politics, whatever, the driver. >> they should be in the voting. >> check with those folks. they always know the real deal. must be a lot of pressure to drive the cardinal or potential pope. >> be on your best behavior all the time. you have a hard time being on your best behavior in the commercial break. >> i know. >> the pope mobile. >> don't touch me any more. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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all right. this morning, it's round two at the vatican. >> the papal conclave is under way with the world awaiting and watching that chimney black smoke after the first vote but will there be white spoke sometime today? a fire are collision on a louisiana bayou. fears of a major oil leak. the coast guard rushing to the scene. we have the latest. >> financial focus. the president reveals his plan for achieving balance in the budget. it is an abc news exclusive. later on in the pulse, will it be dynamite. the groundbreaking "good times" is coming back. good wednesday morning, everybody. it is a new day of anticipation
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for the world's catholics. >> church leaders try again to select a brand-new pope. the cardinals will sell bait mass together this morning. there's a live look at vatican city before heading to the sistine chapel. >> once inside, the men could cast up to four ballots until one of them gets the necessary 77 votes and then that white smoke will, of course, pour from the chimney. we begin with abc's josh elliott. he is at the vatican. >> reporter: as the rains fell, the crowds packed st. peter's square looking skyward for the result of the first papal vote. and then the dense black smoke rose indicating there was no consensus yet. just hours before, the 115 voting cardinals entered perhaps sneaking in some last-minute conversations before heading to the conclave. some such as boston's cardinal sean o'malley took the time to sit alone in prayer. >> extra omnes. >> reporter: everyone out and with that the doors closed. the work of choosing a pope

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